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FPL managers should wait on Ighalo’s United role and form before investing

Fantasy Premier League managers may have to wait a little time before they can decide whether or not they should consider Odion Ighalo (£6.5m).

The Nigerian centre-forward was a surprise arrival at Manchester United on transfer deadline day and, because of the 2019/20 winter break, is yet to make his Premier League debut for the club.

That has given us some time to assess his credentials as a Fantasy asset as we wait for the next round of Gameweek 26 matches.

The History and Statistics

Ighalo arrives at Manchester United with some Premier League experience but it is three years since he last played in the English top-flight.

The Nigerian international played for a number of clubs before joining Watford on loan in 2014.

Ighalo began his career with domestic outfit Prime FC (now known as Osun United) until Lagos-based side Julius Berger picked him up in 2006.

He then moved abroad to spend the 2007/08 campaign in Norway, netting nine goals in 20 league games for Lyn.

2008 was when Udinese noticed Ighalo and brought him to Italy. Loans at Granada (twice) and Cesena followed before Ighalo came to England with Watford.

His stay at Vicarage Road was made permanent in 2014 and in 2015/16, Ighalo became a well-known figure in FPL after an impressive season, in which he scored 16 times and provided a further six assists.

That made for a total score of 175 points that year, although the majority of these points came in the first half of the campaign.

Ighalo struggled in his sophomore year in the Premier League too, managing just one goal in 18 matches before Chinese Super League outfit Changchun Yatai came calling in January 2017.

Naturally, Igahlo accepted the lucrative offer and went on to rediscover his form in China.

He scored 36 goals in 55 league appearances for Changchun Yatai before moving to Shanghai Shenhua in 2019. In his first campaign there, Ighalo found the net 10 times in 17 matches before his loan move to Manchester United was confirmed.

Last summer, Ighalo also impressed on the international scene, scoring five times for Nigeria as they finished third at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, claiming the Golden Boot award in the process.

Understanding Ighalo’s strengths and attributes is not hard. The former Watford man is a textbook poacher, whose style revolves getting on the end of chances created by his team-mates.

Ighalo is not normally expected to hold the ball up or offer much in the air, while he has not historically contributed much in the way of passing to his colleagues.

However, he does tend to get fouled very often and can be a threat from set-pieces in the second phase.

While he has largely been successful in China, fans of Manchester United, as well as Fantasy managers, will be expecting him to improve his game a little bit to cope with the difference in difficulty level between his surroundings for the last three years and the Premier League.

The Comparisons

2019/20 seasonMins per shotMins per shot in the boxMins per shot on targetMins per key pass
Igahlo 19.6 23.5 51.7 86.1
B Fernandes 25.5 76.5 63.7 24.3
Fred 49.4 279.7 209.8 55.9
Greenwood 27.5 45 55 123.8
Lingard 44.5 68.5 178.2 46.9
D James 58 95.7 127.6 83.2
Martial 32.3 49.9 67.3 81.5
Mata 71.5 143 357.5 42.1
A Pereira 39 144.2 103 48.1
Pogba 37.2 74.4 104.2 32.6
Rashford 25.4 44.8 55.3 78.4

The Prospects

Fantasy managers may well have to be patient when it comes to assessing Ighalo’s viability as an option – although there is some hope that he could start life at Manchester United very well.

As you can see from the data above, when compared with his new team-mates during 2019/20 so far, Ighalo has the best minutes per shot, shot in the box and shot on target, by a reasonable margin in each category too.

Of course, we have to stringently apply the caveat that the Chinese Super League is nowhere near the Premier League in terms of difficulty.

However, Ighalo’s numbers still indicate the type of player they have signed – somebody willing to shoot regularly in dangerous areas with a relatively high level of accuracy too.

As we mentioned at the top of the article, a player of this description representing Manchester United for just £6.5m is naturally an attractive prospect.

Furthermore, we should point out that while Ighalo’s opposition will be more challenging in England than it was in China, his colleagues will also be of a superior level too.

As we discussed recently, the addition of Bruno Fernandes (£8.0m) to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad looks set to boost creativity at Old Trafford once he has settled into life in the Premier League.

Finally, the main thing that Fantasy managers need to know before being confident that Ighalo is a worthwhile signing is his role at Manchester United.

As things stand, Solskjaer has favoured using Anthony Martial (£7.9m) in the centre-forward role this season while Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) has primarily been stationed on the flanks of attacking midfield.

With Ighalo coming to the club, he is arguably the sort of player who can only operate in a central role and is not suited to a winger’s berth, even if it were to be an inside forward position.

Therefore, Solskjaer may have to move Martial, with more experience on the flanks, out wide to accommodate Ighalo in the team.

Therefore, we could potentially see the Frenchman’s Fantasy appeal dip if he is pushed away from his current out-of-position role at Manchester United.

Alternatively, Solskaer may want to stick with Martial as a centre-forward, in which case, Ighalo may end up operating as an impact substitute, while the likes of Daniel James (£5.9m), Mason Greenwood (£4.4m) and Juan Mata (£6.2m) continue to take up wider positions.

If that were to be the case, then, of course, Ighalo will struggle to live up even to a £6.5m price tag.

Therefore, Fantasy managers are encouraged to adopt a wait-and-see policy on the Nigerian ahead of the 2019/20 season run-in.

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599 Comments Post a Comment
  1. PascalCygan
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Going to wait to see how the rest of the game week pans out but early thoughts on these options?

    A) Martial & DCL > Traore & Jiminez (-4)
    B) Ryan to McCarthy (free)
    C) Lund to Lascelles/Basham (free)

    1FT, 0ITB
    Ryan
    TAA VVD Williams
    Salah KdB Son Martial
    Vardy Ings DCL

    McGovern Lundstram Dendoncker Soyuncu

    Thanks!

    1. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      B imo. Brighton are so poor at the back.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Cheers. I’ve had the worst of Ramsdale and Ryan since selling Pope! I’ll just stick with one once I ditch Ryan.

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Selling Pope looked like a sensible move at the time, but that's just FPL for you.. I've been lucky with Hendo since I WC'd around round 15 or something like that.

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Wouldn't invest in Wolves as much as your plan A suggests.
      B.

      1. PascalCygan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        OK, thanks. Was thinking of Wolves because Norwich and guaranteed G31 fixture appeals but I’m not convinced it justifies a hit.

  2. I Member
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    "Therefore, Solskjaer may have to move Martial, with more experience on the flanks, out wide to accommodate Ighalo in the team.

    Therefore, we could potentially see the Frenchman’s Fantasy appeal dip if he is pushed away from his current out-of-position role at Manchester United."

    Can't say I agree with Martial's appeal dipping if he's moved to the left wing. He looks awful upfront. It worked fine when Rashford was fit because of his individual quality but since he's been injured Martial has looked completely lost. His off the ball movement is shockingly bad as a number 9.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      He blanks every game. I can't imagine what it will be like if he dips.

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        😀

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Where will Bruno play do you think? Kind of a waste if he's centre mid.

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        He will most likely play as a nr. 10. As long as OGS plays this 4231 system and Fred, Mcsauce and Matic are injury free.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Hopefully, and get decent attacking returns.

          1. MaticMVP
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            He loves too shoot and doesn't really miss the target, but that's from one match and what I've seen from few Portugal and Sporting matches.

            1. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Yeah, scoring a good few in Portugal handy enough for him but a big step up in PL and pressure that comes with being a Man Utd player.

        2. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          and Pogba?

          1. MaticMVP
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Nobody seems to know when he will be back or if he will ever play for MU again.

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Martial much better when he gets to cut in from the right, it's basically the his one trick pony trick...

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        The problem with Martial is that, he's a great striker, but only in his finishing. He's lethal, but he's really not consistent with his general play. Which is so f'in annoying.

  3. Fred54
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Your question was so stupid you got me to this stage.

    'We experienced problems saving your comment. We apologise for the inconvenience and suggest you try again soon.'

    Of course it would form part of GW26!!!

    1. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      And now you made me reply fail.

      Grrrr.

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        😀

      2. I Member
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Deserved for being mean.

    2. Wild Rover
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      This is like spelling embarrassing or genius incorrectly 😀

  4. Eddie - Back to Square Owen
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    I miss football.

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      It's like the ride. You'll appreciate it all the more when it's back.

    2. Duffy Dunk
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      There's lots of it very soon.
      Starting this Friday, there are games on:
      14,15,16,17 (PL)
      18,19 (CL)
      20 (EL)
      22,23,24 (PL)
      25,26 (CL)
      27 (EL)
      28,29,1 (PL)

      Wow hadn't realised there was only 1 footballless day!!!

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        plenty taking place outside the PL as well. There is a full programme of EFL games over the next couple of days, and other countries have already had their winter breaks.

  5. Duffy Dunk
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What's your opinion on a potential move from Martial to Richarlison after gw27?

    Current squad:

    Henderson McCarthy
    TAA Robertson Lundstram Soyuncu Stephens
    Salah KDB Martial Trossard Fleck
    Vardy Ings Greenwood

    (Considering doing Greenwood -> Jimenez after gw26)

    1. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Richarlison looks decent, I would monitor it. Those fixtures are a little off putting although he could still ok decent.

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Everton's FDR does look off putting but considering their opponents in gw 28 & 29 (MUN & CHE), who'll have midweek european games in the mix, there may be points for Rich & DCL in those games.
        They face LIV in gw30, which could be the toughest match they have left this season, but EVE are an improving side that seem being able to score in every game.

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          I think they should change the FDR setup. Seems to be based on team's chance of a result. Should track player"s form and for keepers/ defenders based on CS probability, attacking players points probability. Some players can get good points even if team loses, like Jack Grealish.

          1. Would Ed Woodward
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Don't most people just do that themselves when they think about moves? Like, home to Arsenal wasn't a tough fixture for a long time and most FPL players surely realised that without a graph telling them?

            1. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Plenty do. But I"m convinced a lot sell form players due to the FDR predicting difficult fixtures ahead. Good strikers well able to score against any team bar Liverpool yet they flag as a red 4 or 5. Don't realise that outside FPL and FFS there's a bit of research to do when buying, selling, captaining. I better put away the shovel now.

          2. Marmalade Forest
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            It’s almost like the FDR is based on the difficulty of a fixture, as opposed to a player Form or ICT.

    2. MaticMVP
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Every Everton match I've watched this season, he's looked like injuring himself.. Always a knock here and there, on the floor holding his knee, head or foot or whatever. So strange that.

      1. Duffy Dunk
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Haven't watched many of their games, but he also tends to be a little theatrical to draw fouls.

        1. MaticMVP
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Could be that as well tbf.

  6. The Train Driver
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Surely they can't rearrange the game to be played same day as CL game? Or can they as long as it's not the same time?

    1. potatoace'scott talent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      I think they can. I'm sure this issue came up a couple of seasons ago
      Maybe not kicking off at same time, I dunno.

    2. Pukki Party
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Has been done before

    3. bitm2007
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      They can but permission form UEFA is needed.

    4. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      West Ham fan?

      1. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 25 days ago

        That's from three years ago and ends "The EPFL said it will hold a general assembly of its member leagues in Geneva on 6 June". Did anything change in this regard then, or since ?

        1. GreennRed
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 25 days ago

          Good question. I dunno. That's the most recent article I found. I cynically think that it's PL greed missing TV revenue, rather than UEFA that is the problem. They'd no problem selling the Boxing Day schedule silver to Amazon and scheduling a game at 8 on 26th. Don't give a damn about supporters and TV viwers are only useful to pay subscriptions they profit from.

  7. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    What would you do here?
    Kun & Martial ——> Mane & Jiménez (-4) yay or nay?
    Or sort out Ryan/Lunds?

    1FT & 0itb
    Ryan
    TAA - Taylor - Lunds
    Salah - Kdb - Martial - Son
    Kun - Ings - DCL

    Subs: Button - Soy - Cathcart - Romeu

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Kun to Jimenez.

    2. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Yay

  8. JustPark
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Nothing much to say. Maybe refrain yourselves from doing early transfer. Please no surprise price changes! I have no buffer for them!

  9. Rash
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    1 month, 25 days ago

    Have double liverpool defence and need a replacement for sidibe to go along side them.. is Fernandez the best bet or should I go with Sheffield United despite the blanks looming?

    Trent gomez dunk Williams sidibe

    2.7itb

    1. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Brighton have Palace in 28. I’m holding Ryan just for the occasion!!!

      Think you can risk Dunk there if you really want SU

  10. Jullepuu
      1 month, 25 days ago

      Charlie Taylor or Lascelles for the next two? Not much in it I know

      1. MaticMVP
        • 1 Year
        1 month, 25 days ago

        Flip a coin :P.

        1. Jullepuu
            1 month, 25 days ago

            Got heads. What does that mean? Lol

            1. MaticMVP
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Haha, Lascelles it is.

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Hah thanks

          • AD2110
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 25 days ago

            I went Lascelles. Slightly better fixtures I reckon

            1. Jullepuu
                1 month, 25 days ago

                Yeah I think so too

            2. GreennRed
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              1 month, 25 days ago

              Lascelles. Slim chance of a goal.

              1. Jullepuu
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Surely taylor has a slim chance as well. Leaning towards Lascelles at the moment. Cheers

                  1. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Taylor has a slimmer chance, in his third PL has yet to score. The Newcastle captain in his 4th PL season has scored 6 goals, 1 this season.

                    1. Jullepuu
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Yeah your absolutely right. Taylor is due tho 😉

                        1. GreennRed
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          🙂

                • pingissimus
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Does confirmed GW31 matter? Seems like a fair tie breaker. Have Lascelles and likely getting Taylor too.

                  1. Jullepuu
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I don't think it does because I will likely play free hit then

                • g40steve
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Fernandez or Boly for Holgate?

                  1. Marmalade Forest
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Keep Holgate and roll it, unless you’re worried about not fielding 11.

                • Woy_is_back
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  0.3% ownership on Igloo. Seriously Man U fans have pea brains 😀

                  1. Fred54
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I've been on Nigerian Twitter too much and am believing the hype insha'Alla.

                    1. Woy_is_back
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      lol

                  2. GreennRed
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 8 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    But you checked anyway 😉

                • Long ago I drew a walrus
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Imagine if the City game is rescheduled for the 19th, in the same GW, and Sterling recovers to take up a starting slot.

                  1. Feanor
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    I'm more worried about my VC Salah having a monster game, then captain Aguero coming on as a sub for a 1 pointer.

                    1. pingissimus
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 1 Year
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Mane 80th minute
                      Pukki 82nd minute
                      Milner pen 91st minute

                  2. Woy_is_back
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    As long as he doesn´t take Mahrez spot 🙂

                • Toby Lerone
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 25 days ago

                  Would you BB this in 27?
                  McCarthy(BUR), Grealish(sou), Cantwell(wol), Charlie Taylor(BOU)

                  1. Dr. Agabuse
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Have you heard of DGW?

                • El Presidente
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    Sadio´s back...

                  • Patrick.22
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 25 days ago

                    What’s the consensus for the city game? Anyone any ideas? GW26 or not?
                    Conflicting info on the net

                    1. potatoace'scott talent
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      It can still be logically fitted in mid next week.
                      Failing that I think gw29 is an option.
                      Beyond that is anyone's guess.

                    2. Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Wed 19th, the only feasible date that provides a winter break and doesn’t mess any one else up or clashes with a CL night

                      1. Patrick.22
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Hoping it’s 29. I’ve Aguero captain this week but I like the idea of a double in 29 as I could easily sort a triple up.
                        Plus Salah is my vice with Doucoure on the bench

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          CL that midweek, don’t normally have a top PL team playing at the same time as the CL, especially in the latter stages

                  • DavidFPL
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      I want to make transfer this week to prepare for the blank but not sure which of these to take out have 2ft but only want to make one, it was going to be KDB for Mane but now KDB going to have another fixture if anything I want more MCI players just obviously not this week.
                      Stevens(BHA), Grealish(sou), KDB(lei), Auba(EVE).
                      Who to get out this week all would start this week but do have Digne(ars) on bench who could replace someone.
                      my first instinct was Auba to Vardy but MCI not an ideal fixture to make transfer into, other potential was Jimenez but his blank fixture is away to Spurs who have been tight recently. Already have Ings.
                      Grealish to Bergwijn, Redmond or even Maddison maybe, really not a huge fan of any of it. anyone see anything better?
                      potential for me just to skip a transfer this week, feels bad though.

                    • Hotdogs for Tea
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Wed 19th for the City Hammers game then looks possible 🙂

                      1. Woy_is_back
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Then it should still feature in this gw, nah?

                        1. MaticMVP
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Yeah.

                        2. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          nope, this game week finishes on the Monday 😉 ... unless they extend the finish deadline

                    • Woy_is_back
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      For next gw, help me out 🙂

                      Guiata
                      TAA Lundy Robbo
                      Salah Mahrez KdB Grealish
                      Ings Jimmy Vardy

                      Governor Aurier Rico Donkey

                      2 free trannys, 0.4 itb

                    • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                      • 8 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      ighalo really is a weird transfer....

                      1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 10 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Sheer panic and ineptitude

                        They were trying to get Josh King until late in the day, his agent Atta Aneke is based in Oslo and knew Ighalo’s agent from Ighalo’s time in Norway

                        When the King deal failed, Utd literally asked Aneke “if he knew anyone else available” (this was about 8pm or later on deadline day)

                        Aneke replies “leave it with me”

                        A few hours later Ighalo was panic bought parachuting into Old Trafford

                        The club is an utterly shambolic mess

                        We learn today that they’ve also managed to let Pogba get within 15 months of his captaincy tract expiry thus guaranteeing an absolute bath being taken on his value either way when he is sold

                        1. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          *contract expiry

                        2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          yeh, i mean parachuting in from china....the last place you would parachute from to save a top prem club

                        3. Jet5605
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          The crazy thing is that King and Ighalo are completely different type of strikers. King is pacey and dynamic whereas Ighalo is a penalty box striker. Ihgalo isn't even close to being a Plan B for King.

                          1. bench boost for every gamew…
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            if Ighalo still has the pace he got when he was 27 i reckon most defenders in PL will struggle, bar the Liverpool ones-) I would put it more like King is more dynamic, which means he could play in several positions while O. Ighalo is an out and out striker

                        4. Klaren
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Sorry but those details are simply not true. Bournemouth had already rejected United's offer before the deadline day and United was interested in Ighalo as a potential option for more than a week at that point.

                          1. Bobby Digital
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            King is injured all the time. You were lucky not to get him.

                    • KAPTAIN KANE
                      • 3 Years
                      1 month, 25 days ago

                      Is there any playing 4.1 defenders except Williams?

                      1. DavidFPL
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          tentatively Tanganga and Hanley.Nowhere near nailed though.

                        • HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Tangana

                          1. KAPTAIN KANE
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Thanks both

                      2. Hotdogs for Tea
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        so, technically Wed 19th falls in to GW27 and gives City assets a double games week 🙂

                        1. potatoace'scott talent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Why do you think that's gw27

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            because GW26 finishes after the last game on the Monday

                            1. potatoace'scott talent
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              No. There is no official end date to gw26. Gw26 ends when it ceases to exist. Ie . When gw27 starts . Which is officially callandered as 22nd feb

                              1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                lol ... you confident about that ? I am just teasing of course 🙂

                                1. potatoace'scott talent
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 8 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  It supports my wishes, so I'm sticking to it 🙂

                                2. Riverside Red
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  What's with the name Scott Talent?

                                  1. potatoace'scott talent
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 8 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    It's the ffs community comp. I'm in "nirvana' Scott talent"
                                    You'll see a few of us knocking about.

                                    1. Riverside Red
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      That's not really cleared things up ...never mind, thanks for replying

                        2. Weasel Boy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Nope

                        3. Patrick.22
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 1 Year
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          How confident are you of this?

                          1. Hotdogs for Tea
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 4 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            not at all 😉

                        4. bench boost for every gamew…
                          • 3 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          no, it would be in 26 due to it is before deadline 27-) so technically it is 26 still

                      3. tempest
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        Anywhere obvious to use £0.3 and 1FT?

                        McCarthy/ McG
                        TAA/ Soy/ Lund/ Rico/ Targett
                        Mane/ KDB/ Moura/ Traore/ Barnes
                        Aguero/ Firmino/ Jimmy

                      4. Weasel Boy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 25 days ago

                        BREAKING NEWS:

                        “The postponed Premier League fixture between Manchester City and West Ham United has been rescheduled to the 30th of February. This will ensure that the Winter Break is respected as set out in clause 21 of the Premier League's legislation for the 2019/20 season.”

                        https://twitter.com/FPL_Milkman/status/1226963510363590659?s=190

                        1. Hotdogs for Tea
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          In GW 27 then 😉

                        2. potatoace'scott talent
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 8 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          This is fake.

                        3. mynameisq
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Obviously fake, 30th of Feb

                        4. Don Corleone the 1st
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 10 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          😀

                        5. badgerboy
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one.....oh p*ss off.

                        6. HamezMace
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          I heard April 1st has been pencilled in

                        7. white lightning
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 25 days ago

                          So this would fall into gw 28 which means MCI no blank & WHU have a dgw but play 30/2/20 & 1/3/20 which isn't much of a break between games.

                          1. Tinkermania
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              It's a joke LIGHTNING

                              1. Fantasy Gold
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Jesus wept. Some people are unbelievably dense

                                1. Hotdogs for Tea
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  or are we being double trolled 😉

                                2. white lightning
                                  • 6 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Do you feel better now putting me down.

                                  1. Fantasy Gold
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Yes.

                                    1. white lightning
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      good onya tough man

                            • Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              wooossshhhh 🙂

                          2. HMC
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            Double leap year!!

                        8. FOO FIGHTER
                            1 month, 25 days ago

                            What is this about Igahlo and "FPL managers should wait"??? Cannot recall any on here actually wanting to get him in?

                            1. Hotdogs for Tea
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 25 days ago

                              FPL Gold ... as his song goes 🙂

                              1. FOO FIGHTER
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Most bizarre article I have come across to be honest. I have not seen one person on here mention Igahlo, not by anyone on here. Not once!

                              2. Blueberg
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                You can't spell Ighalo without G-O-A-L. Fact.

                                1. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
                                  • 2 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  But you can play him without getting one.

                                2. Hotdogs for Tea
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  or gaol either .... which is where you will be trying to get out of if you buy him 😉

                              3. The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Rather have DCL.

                              4. davidfromkent
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Totally pointless article! Beats scraping the barrel on the captaincy video i guess!

                              5. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                Anything to get an article out.

                                1. FOO FIGHTER
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Lol

                              6. _Ninja_
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 9 Years
                                1 month, 25 days ago

                                If the city west ham game is next wed, when realistically is the latest they can confirm to fans? Tomorrow/wed i guess?

                                1. Tinkermania
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Today

                                  • baps sniffer
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Yesterday

                                2. Jet5605
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Hey guys, 1 FT and 4m ITB. Am planning to do KDB > Mane ahead of Pool's home game against West Ham. Should I take a hit to improve my defence or roll with this in GW27?

                                  Guaita
                                  TAA / Webster / Lund
                                  Salah / Grealish / KDB / Traore
                                  Vardy / Jimi / Ings

                                  Button / Williams / Cantwell / Holgate   

                                3. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Really don't know what to do with dcl

                                  Save transfer or sell for ings ?

                                  Thanks

                                  1. Woy_is_back
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    save

                                  2. OldBenKenobi
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 3 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Id rather Ings but both maybe?

                                  3. Traction Engine Foot
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    I'm keeping for now as I have bigger problems. And as an Arsenal fan, I can easily see him getting something against us.

                                4. OldBenKenobi
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 25 days ago

                                  Lascelles or Charlie Taylor?

                                  Prob going to BB next GW

                                  1. Bobby Digital
                                    • 2 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    Lasc has the fixtures

                                  2. FOO FIGHTER
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Toss a coin.

                                    • Marmalade Forest
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      Why BB next week? Do you know something no one else does?

                                  3. camarozz
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 5 Years
                                    1 month, 25 days ago

                                    So Mane trained..

                                    Good chance he plays v Norwich??

                                    1. Woy_is_back
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      yes

                                    2. Fantasy Gold
                                      • 5 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      I’d say it’s a safe assumption to make, Einstein.

                                    3. baps sniffer
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 2 Years
                                      1 month, 25 days ago

                                      But does he start, is another question.

                                    4. FOO FIGHTER
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Would not mind watching the Shining now.

                                      • Traction Engine Foot
                                        • 2 Years
                                        1 month, 25 days ago

                                        Hope so. A haul from him would go some way to redeeming this rubbish week.

                                      • El Presidente
                                          1 month, 25 days ago

                                          Not only that, he was full on which means his recovery is complete and confirmed. Ready to go!!